Les Levine write about Sports for the Cleveland Jewish News. Follow Les on Twitter @LesLevine.

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Years from now, some 12- to 16-year-old teenagers will look back and fondly remember the JCC Maccabi games over the last two weeks in Atlanta and Detroit as their greatest athletic moment, while others may think of it as their ultimate Jewish experience.In Detroit, more than 3,000 people wel…

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One never knows how college football recruits will turn out, but from all indications, Ohio State football coach Ryan Day did very well with the 2020 class – his first without former coach Urban Meyer. Classifying players as three-, four- and five-star recruits is like trying to figure out w…

For as many years as I can remember, NFL season-ticket holders have complained about having to pay full price for exhibition games, when the league comes right out and tells you the games don’t mean a thing. So, what does the NFL propose to keep the gravy train going?They have floated out th…

As I predicted last week on my television show, Major League Baseball added Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor and closer Brad Hand to the American League All-Star Game roster, joining teammate Carlos Santana, who was elected by the fans to be the starting first baseman for the game July 9 a…

Browns and Indians fans got a look behind the curtain in the past week or so and they have a little better idea about how things work at the professional level. Professional sports franchises do not work the way normal businesses do. I know there has been a pecking order at every radio or te…

In my broadcasting career, which began in 1970, I can honestly say I never lost the excitement of “game day,” when I would do the play-by-play of a basketball or football game somewhere in the country. In addition to enjoying the preparation, but not always the bus rides, I had the opportuni…

David Gilbert, a graduate of Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland Heights who heads Destination Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, did it again.It wasn’t the greatest secret in the world, but last week the NFL announced the 2021 NFL Draft will be held in Cleveland. …